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Performance Testing with JMeter 3 - Third Edition

By : Bayo Erinle
Book Image

Performance Testing with JMeter 3 - Third Edition

By: Bayo Erinle

Overview of this book

JMeter is a Java application designed to load and test performance for web application. JMeter extends to improve the functioning of various other static and dynamic resources. This book is a great starting point to learn about JMeter. It covers the new features introduced with JMeter 3 and enables you to dive deep into the new techniques needed for measuring your website performance. The book starts with the basics of performance testing and guides you through recording your first test scenario, before diving deeper into JMeter. You will also learn how to configure JMeter and browsers to help record test plans. Moving on, you will learn how to capture form submission in JMeter, dive into managing sessions with JMeter and see how to leverage some of the components provided by JMeter to handle web application HTTP sessions. You will also learn how JMeter can help monitor tests in real-time. Further, you will go in depth into distributed testing and see how to leverage the capabilities of JMeter to accomplish this. You will get acquainted with some tips and best practices with regard to performance testing. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to take full advantage of the real power behind Apache JMeter.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback


In this chapter, we learned some helpful tips that are essential for making testing with JMeter more pleasurable. We have covered variables, functions, regular expression testers, and timers, to name a few. Along the way, we covered some additional helpful components provided by the excellent JMeter plugin extensions. We barely scratched the surface of the additional components it provides. In particular, we looked at JSON Extractor. For a full list of all the components, we encourage you to read up on their website at Finally, we looked at how JMeter can help us work with REST web services.

We hope that by now you know enough about JMeter to become proficient and attain your testing goals. In just a short time, you have grown from a novice to a pro. Though we couldn't cover all that JMeter has to offer, we hope that we covered enough to make you see it as a valuable tool of choice when embarking on your next performance testing engagement and that you...